General Dentistry

Helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile

General dentistry is the foundation for achieving and maintaining good oral health and a beautiful smile. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, our team of dental professionals offer a wide range of services to help you treat potential dental concerns, such as fillings and damaged teeth, as well as general dentistry treatments that help you maintain good oral health and help prevent future dental concerns. Your smile is our #1 priority.

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Why choose our Rohnert Park general dentist

Choosing the right dental team can make all the difference when it comes to your oral health. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, our team of general dentistry professionals understand the importance of regular dental exams, cleanings, and preventative care in order to help you maintain good oral health and reduce the need for more complex treatments to address dental concerns.

Our team will work with you to schedule regular dental exams and cleanings that work with your schedule. Should concerns arise during these preventative exams, we will help set up individualized treatment plans that work for you. Our use of state-of-the-art technology allows us to treat any dental concerns that arise in less time and with fewer visits, freeing up your time for daily activities.

We understand that dental visits are not at the top of anyoneā€™s list. However, quality general dentistry care helps to prevent dental concerns and promotes good oral health, allowing you to avoid complex dental treatments. Dr. Eddie Kuo and the team is here to help you achieve great oral health and share your beautiful smile with everyone.

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General dentistry services

Everyone thinks about the dentist when they have a toothache or suffer from an injury that cracks a tooth, but emergency dental treatment is only a small part of good oral health. Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy requires regular dental visits, and what is known as general dentistry. General dentistry, in most cases, focusing on monitoring your teeth and gums, catching potential concerns before they require treatment, and helping to keep your teeth, gums and mouth as healthy as possible.

The American Dental Association recommends that everyone should see the dentist at least twice a year for regular exams, with x-rays occurring at least once a year. In addition, they recommend teeth cleanings every six months in order to help remove plaque and reduce the risk of cavity formation.

At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we offer a wide range of general dentistry services that focus on promoting good oral health and a beautiful smile. Listed below are some of our many services offered to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

Exams

Routine dental exams are an essential part of a good oral hygiene routine. These exams allow your dentist to detect any potential concerns that are developing and create a conservative treatment plan to stop any progression. When cavities or other problems are discovered, your dentist can treat them immediately, reducing your risk of potential tooth loss.

Cleanings

While you brush and floss your teeth every day, a professional dental cleaning can reach areas you canā€™t at home. These cleanings allow the hygienist to remove potential tartar build-up on the surface and in hard-to-reach areas between the teeth, helping to reduce your risk of developing cavities or gum disease.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is highly treatable when diagnosed early. Including regular cancer screenings with our routine dental exams helps to catch any early signs, allowing you to seek treatment before you are at high risk of complications.

Root Canals

If a cavity goes untreated for too long, it can penetrate the nerve and tooth root, leading to pain and sensitivity. Root canal treatment helps to eliminate the pain while still saving the natural tooth.

TMJ Treatment

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder can cause jaw pain, headaches and problems opening the mouth. Your general dentist can help diagnose as well as treat TMJ. In some cases, they may recommend custom dental appliances and therapy options, or they may need to refer you to orthodontic specialists.

Mouth Guards

Sports account for numerous dental injuries every year. While mouth guards are available over the counter, they do not fit and conform to your teeth as well, reducing their protection. A custom-fit mouth guard allows you to feel confident that your teeth are protected.

Night Guards

Do you grind your teeth at night? Bruxism, or teeth grinding, contributes to an increased risk of cavities and other dental concerns. Being fitted for a night guard helps protect your teeth and improves your overall oral health.

Sleep Apnea

While sleep specialists are often where people turn with sleep apnea, your general dentist can also help treat sleep apnea and other sleep-disordered breathing issues. This can include special snoring and sleep apnea oral appliances and therapy.
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Benefits of General Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is designed to give you the smile you have always wanted. While general dentistry focuses on the health of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry addresses aesthetics. However, in some cases, these changes not only improve the appearance of your smile but can contribute to better overall oral health. Benefits of cosmetic dentistry include:

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Increased self-confidence.
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Better functionality for eating and drinking.
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Reduced risk of cavity formation.
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Corrects minor speech issues caused by missing teeth.

Our Guarantee to Excellence

Choosing to go to the dentist is easy when you have a toothache, but cosmetic dentistry is a choice and, for some, can be a difficult one. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we understand that many people are apprehensive when it comes to choosing a dental treatment option, but we can guarantee you will be happy with your results.

Our caring, professional team will work with you to create a treatment plans that addresses your concerns and helps you reach your goals. They will walk you through the entire process step-by-step and, in many cases, you can see your results after one single office visit.

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You donā€™t have to live with a smile you arenā€™t happy with and the amazing professionals at New Leaf Rohnert Park are here to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.

To learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can help you, contact us online today to schedule an appointment and get on your way to a perfect smile.

FAQ

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of dental conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and jaw. General dentists are the primary dental care providers for people of all ages and are responsible for maintaining your overall oral health.

What services do general dentists provide?

General dentists provide a variety of dental services, including:

  1. Dental exams and cleanings: Regular checkups to evaluate your oral health and professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar.
  2. Fillings: Repairing cavities or decayed teeth with tooth-colored or metal fillings.
  3. Crowns and bridges: Restoring damaged or missing teeth with custom-made dental restorations.
  4. Root canals: Treating infected or damaged teeth by removing the tooth’s pulp and sealing it with a filling or crown.
  5. Extractions: Removing teeth that are damaged, impacted, or causing overcrowding.
  6. Gum disease treatment: Managing and preventing gum disease with scaling, root planing, and other techniques.
  7. Preventive care: Providing sealants, fluoride treatments, and oral hygiene education to help prevent dental problems.

 

How often should I see a general dentist?

It’s recommended that you see your general dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. However, some people may need to visit more frequently, depending on their oral health and individual needs. Regular dental visits are essential for maintaining good oral health, as your dentist can detect and treat dental issues early before they become more serious problems.

What is the difference between a general dentist and a specialist?

A general dentist is your primary dental care provider, responsible for diagnosing, treating, and managing your overall oral health. They can perform a wide range of dental procedures and are trained to treat patients of all ages.

Dental specialists, on the other hand, have completed additional training in a specific area of dentistry. Some common dental specialists include orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons, and prosthodontists. Your general dentist may refer you to a specialist if you require a more advanced or specialized treatment that is beyond their scope of practice.

How much does general dentistry cost?

The cost of general dentistry services can vary depending on the type of treatment, the complexity of the case, and where you live. Some common costs for general dentistry services include:

  1. Dental exam and cleaning: $75 to $200.
  2. Tooth filling: $50 to $450 per tooth, depending on the material used.
  3. Dental crown: $500 to $2,500 per tooth, depending on the material used.
  4. Root canal: $300 to $2,000, depending on the tooth and complexity.

Many dental insurance plans cover preventive care, such as exams and cleanings, at 100% and provide coverage for other general dentistry services. Be sure to check with your insurance provider and dentist to find out how much your treatment will cost.

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